Converse professionals have extensive experience in the design and development of exploration and production wells including testing of production wells. Aquifer testing consists of step drawdown and constant rate pumping tests that permit the evaluation of long term yields, development of pump design criteria, and determination of baseline well data for future maintenance and rehabilitation efforts. Converse can also develop operations and maintenance manuals that allow the client to track aquifer and pump performance.
Converse assists its clients in the development of design plans, specifications, and bid documents for all phases of a project. Standard AIA format contracts can be used, with project-specific technical details. Flexibility in contract approach allows client specific language and requirements to be integrated in an industry standard format. Our experience and knowledge of the bid process allows us to develop bid documents that provide the client with a cost efficient document while maintaining technical control.
Proper well design and construction is important because long-term performance and pump efficiency translate to cost savings. Inefficient designs force pumping systems to work harder, limiting pump life, and increasing power requirements for pump operation. Maintenance and electrical costs can be minimized with proper design and construction of a production well. Efficiently designed wells require careful planning that begins with the siting of the well. Converse provides expertise in the interpretation of lithology, geophysical logs and drilling fluid management during drilling, which are key components in the ultimate design of an efficient well.
Wells are normally tested to determine aquifer characteristics and well capacity. Aquifer testing allows Converse to evaluate well yield, develop final construction specifications, and well equipment requirements for each well. Aquifer characteristics can be utilized for computer simulation of groundwater withdrawals to predict long-term drawdown. Such simulations can help optimize wellfield production, providing maximum groundwater withdrawal while limiting stress on the aquifer system.
Converse can also assist in the acquisition of a variety of permits and negotiations with local and state agencies, including:
-Local, County, and State Agencies
-River Basin Agency permitting